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Hi, this is Michelle. The Human Rights Council entered the final sprint yesterday as it entered its decision-making round. Most notably, the UN Geneva-based body gave the go-ahead to an investigation into abuses in Sudan as fighting continues to engulf the country. It also decided to create an expert group to speak up for peasants and their often disregarded rights.

And Unrwa, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East, describes conditions on the ground in Gaza as it coordinates the response in the besieged area.

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Michelle Langrand


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Indigenous people from various regions in Colombia participate in the march in Bogota, 27 September 2023, called by the Colombian president to defend the reforms promoted by his government, a month before the elections of mayors and governors. (Keystone/EPA/Carlos Ortega)

👩🏾‍🌾UN rights body asked to tackle rural struggles. A south-led group of countries is asking the Human Rights Council to set up an expert group to speak up for peasants – but not without some resistance.

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🚦UN greenlights investigation on Sudan atrocities in tight vote. A group of three human rights experts will be appointed for a period of one year to investigate and collect evidence of abuses committed in war-torn Sudan.

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🇵🇸Aid workers in Gaza ‘terrified and stretched’. As Israel intensifies its military campaign in Gaza, staff at the United Nations’ largest aid agency in the Palestinian enclave are enduring both bombs and budgetary constraints, just as humanitarian needs escalate.

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🇳🇪 Niger: military regime orders the UN coordinator to leave. The military regime resulting from a coup d'état in Niger has ordered Louise Aubin, the UN coordinator in Niger, to leave the country within 72 hours.


🔬 GESDA announces new partnership to fund scientific diplomacy course. Its chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe said on Wednesday it has decided a new partnership with the British Wellcome Trust that will provide CHF8 million for the global curriculum.

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